Changes a foot – Moving to the Official EBS blog

It’s been a crazy few weeks but as of yesterday I’ll now be blogging on the official EBS blog for EBS.  This blog will still have my other techie thoughts, and the occasional EBS post that isn’t so suitable for the official blog.  🙂 Why you might be asking?  Well, I’m now the Product Manager…


SBS migration guidelines, training tools and checklist

Recently I received the feedback that we needed a better way of representing all of the tasks during the SBS 2008 migration process.  We spent some time looking at what could be done to support a smoother migration, and came up with this document for partners and IT Pro’s. Migrating from Windows SBS 2003 to…


CRM Addin for EBS by Akvelon

Own Microsoft CRM and EBS?  Looking for a way to manage multiple CRM orgs, or handle day to day tasks from the EBS administration console? Last week I came across this EBS addin developed by a local (Seattle) ISV and had a chance to put it’s trial version into our lab.  Very cool stuff, and…


EBS Technet Demo Videos

Here’s some demos on Demo Showcase that you should check out.  There setup, post setup config and configuring management.  Links below. TechNet Video: Setting Up Windows Essential Business Server TechNet Video: Setting Up Windows Essential Business Server In this demonstration, we will start to install and configure Windows Essential Server 2008. We’ll begin with the…


Microsoft Learning Announces courseware

Microsoft Learning today announced on their born to learn blog the SBS 2008 and EBS 2008 official courseware.  This is long awaited news with these directly enabling trainees to get certified following these courses! <snip> This is our first official MSL News post and it’s for those of you seeking training for Microsoft’s Small…


Core IO university EBS Readiness and Interview

You might recall a few weeks ago I talked about how EBS leverages the Core Infrastructure Optimization model.  This week I want to highlight where you can go to get all of the details and training and meet Core IO University, your one stop shop for learning how to use Core Infrastructure Optimization and getting…


Using Internet Sharing on Windows Mobile 6.1

As you’ve probably guessed I spend a lot of time traveling meeting partners, customers, and potential future customers (more on that in a later post).  One of the tricks that I’ve used for some time (Windows 5.0 had this feature first I believe?) is to use a feature called internet sharing, which is just as…


SBS and BPOS – New whitepaper and some cool scenarios

Updated – 2/21/11 A number have people have reached out asking “where’s the link?”.  You can find the documentation for the two likely scenarios (0 and 100 day migrations) here A few weeks ago we released this whitepaper on how to remove Exchange from SBS and connect up to BPOS.  BPOS or the Microsoft…


EBS interview at TECHED USA 09

Eric, and Chuck were in LA this week talking about Windows Essential Business Server 2008. Check out their video interview here Microsoft has just released a new product suite for midsized companies (under 300 PCs). Essential Business Server is a suite of server products and new integrated admin software designed exclusively for midsized businesses….


Window 7 Beta and Windows Live Messenger

Something that had been annoying my while I’ve been on Win7 was that messenger had an abnormal docking behavior.  You can see that it shows both my profile pic and the WLM window. Anyway I did some digging and found out the way to solve this is run WLM in XP compatibility mode.  To do…